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Hidden Faces of Homelessness in Tokyo

Hidden Faces of Homelessness in Tokyo

Urban poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health issues and other concerns in a modern, developed Japan. I fear the issue of homelessness go increasingly unnoticed by the authority and society. Down-and-out ...

He Slumbered in a Nightmare

He Slumbered in a Nightmare

Wrecked by poverty and societal apathy, the homeless community finds no peace. The Dream Within A Nightmare Society appears to relish in delusions, where as long as they mind their own business, they can afford to re ...

I Wish I Were You

I Wish I Were You

A girl begs. Perhaps at that moment she wanted to be someone else, in another place, and in another time. Location: Silom, Bangkok. See: The poor are ignored in the realm of loss   ...

Innocence Lost on the Streets of Sandakan

Innocence Lost on the Streets of Sandakan

Hundreds of marginalized children are still wandering in the cities and towns of Sabah. Malaysians, foreigners and stateless, many struggle through life without basic rights. Photo by Dzul Zainal (August 2016) / Loca ...

In The Rubble of the Divinities

In The Rubble of the Divinities

in the rubble of the divinities / & the humiliated poor / I am struggling after a song ...

No Peace Without Freedom

No Peace Without Freedom

You can’t have peace without freedom, and you can’t have freedom without peace. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Malaysia’s First Prime Minister)   ...

Humans of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, a regional mark of development and the epitome of a grueling rat race.  Many urban Malaysians and migrants live and work in the city. I feel the realm under my feet, this pulsing metropolis. The dark s ...

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Anti-junta protesters march against military rule on the second anniversary of Thailand’s military coup.   ...

Give Rise to Consciousness

Give Rise to Consciousness

Often the marginalised live in misery courtesy of the policies set by the institution. Inequality is served to the poor, with a smile.   ...

Divine Justice

Divine Justice

The art humanizes an aspect that humanity looks up to; justice. The 6-arm humanoid is a personification of this divine aspect with each hands representing something about justice, love, humanity. The man, is he the v ...

Launching Democracy to Oblivion

Launching Democracy to Oblivion

The future of democracy in Thailand. Image courtesy: @chayika   ...

Oblivious. In Denial

Oblivious. In Denial

We are unable to subdue that wickedly delightful thought of taking a step back away from light, into the comforts of dark and shadows. The State of Affairs: Obvious, Oblivious   ...

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

In February 2016, students from the law faculty of Chiang Mai University conducted a parade and show, that mocked and condemned the increasing institutional repression of the population and poor state of rights under ...

TPP: Jual Beli, Dagang Negeri, Jual Beli, Rakyat Mati

TPP: Jual Beli, Dagang Negeri, Jual Beli, Rakyat Mati

Malaysians rally in Kuala Lumpur, opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, corporate greed, and the indifference of prime minister Najib Razak and his government. Date: 23 January 2016 / Photos: Zashnain. ...

Silk, Song. The Eight Sounds

Silk, Song. The Eight Sounds

I made my way down the narrow road. A growing puddle, caused by a leaking pipe. Passing the poorly constructed homes, made from card boards, thin wood and cheap cement. Your eyes will always see slums scattered in ev ...

Alucinari

Alucinari

Scattered grains of logic that lay on the sidewalk. A confused dream about a city, a turgid incoherent perception of colors. Bangkok. ...

The Price We Pay

For development, they survived decades. Then now butchered, in the name of development. Photo by Zashnain. Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ...

The Squatters are Here

The Squatters are Here

Street art on land belonging to Chulalongkorn University. Artist: unknown. “The squatters are here” Forced eviction of residents of slums and “crowded communities” are common, especially when ...

Too Much of Today

Too Much of Today

Homelessness in Thailand Photo by Zashnain. Location: Silom, Bangkok     ...

Remembering Tak Bai

Remembering Tak Bai

Thai Muslim students from Ramkhamhaeng University conducted a gathering, discussion and demonstration for justice on October 23 in Bangkok. Young people gathered in the evening to remember the Tak Bai tragedy. What H ...

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